Schools

Panthers hold on for 35-33 win at Dutchtown

The Starr’s Mill Panthers endured a 90-minute weather delay and an offensive shootout on the road against Dutchtown, but they hung on for a 35-33 win and their first victory of the season.

The game went down to the wire, with the Panthers’ special teams play coming up huge at the end just before midnight. A field goal attempt that would have won the game for the Bulldogs was blocked with five seconds left. Read More»

Two Coweta high schools named to a prestigious list

Two of Coweta County’s high schools placed in the top 10 percent of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” in a report by the Washington Post.

East Coweta and Northgate high schools were among 2,149 public and private high schools nationwide to make the list, placing them in the top 10 percent of the 22,000 high schools surveyed, said Coweta County School System spokesman Dean Jackson. Read More»

Golf carts to Starr’s Mill complex?

Parents and students in the Starr’s Mill school complex are another step closer to the day they will be able to cruise in on golf carts from nearby Peachtree City cart paths.

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Judge talks about public safety

Judge Jason B. Thompson (shown far left) poses with students enrolled in Whitewater High’s first course on public safety. Photo/Submitted.

A course on Public Safety and the Law, part of a Career/Tech pathway, is being offered at Whitewater High for the first time this year.

Fayette County State Court Judge Jason B. Thompson addressed the class shortly after the start of the school year. He spoke about the training and education needed to become a judge, as well as the different types of courts and their functions in Fayette County.

Judge Thompson applauded the idea of having a high school course on Public Safety and the Law, and offered his help where needed. Read More»

Students take top math honors at boot camp

Andy Huynh of Flat Rock Middle won the eighth grade competition at the Morehouse Math Boot Camp. Photo/Submitted.

After a grueling competition of solving math problems from pre-algebra to calculus, students from Flat Rock Middle and Sandy Creek High took home five top place trophies at the third annual Morehouse Math Boot Camp.

Taylor Howell, a senior at Sandy Creek, is the competition’s overall winner.

Phaidra Buchanan, a 10th grader at Sandy Creek, won the overall award in both the eighth and ninth grade competitions. She has also won overall awards in the competition for the last two years. Read More»

Patriots steamroll through Hampton 49-6

It was the first home game in the history of the new Hampton High School in Henry County, and the Sandy Creek Patriots made it a blowout of historic proportions.

With five touchdowns in the game’s first 13 minutes, the Patriots cruised to a 49-6 win over the outmanned Hampton Hornets to improve to 3-0 on the season and extend their regular-season unbeaten streak to 52 games.

Playing a regular AAAA schedule in the school’s first year of operation and without a senior class, the Hornets dressed out 21 players for the game. Read More»

Meet winners

Meet winners

The Landmark middle school boys cross-country team took first place at the Battle of Atlanta at Nash Farm in Henry County. Colton Wooster was the individual winner with a time of 10:33. Other team members include Andy Bonner, David Foreman, Andrew Goodwin, Jacob McCann, John Nygren, Nathan Orr, Ryan Redick, Jake Stubbs, Gavin Thompson, Zachary Truitt and Noah Wilson. Photo/Submitted.

Fayette schools’ enrollment down to 2002 level

Fayette County public schools saw a small overall decrease in the number of students who began the 2014-2015 school year in early August. With a net decrease of 120 students, elementary and middle schools lost students while the county’s high schools saw an increase in enrollment.

Enrollment numbers from the end of the 2013-2014 school year in May showed Fayette’s public schools with 20,243 students. Figures complied by the school system effective Aug. 22 showed 20,123 students, a decrease of 120 students.
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Fayette charter school will have to wait another year

Plans by Liberty Tech Charter School to establish the new school in Fayette County will have to wait until next year. Items such as the potential of using Brooks Elementary School did not make the May 15 deadline required by the Ga. Charter School Commission. Read More»

Students raise $7,500 for heart association

Elementary students in six schools across the county participated in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart event last year, raising over $7,500 in the fight against heart disease.

Fayette schools that participated in the 2014 campaign include Cleveland Elementary, Crabapple Lane Elementary, Inman Elementary, Sara Harp Minter Elementary, and Spring Hill Elementary. The goal this year is to have 100 percent participation. Read More»

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